Indigenous, Society

How not to promote Arctic tourism

INARI, Finland – Travelling around Finnish Lapland can feel a lot like a throwback to Arctic Canada at times. There’s the glass igloos peaking through the trees at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort just off the E75 road, or the umteen» 

Indigenous, Society

Can cross-border cooperation help decolonize Sami-language education?

KIRUNA, Sweden – An ambitious project to transform early childhood education for Sami children in Norway, Finland and Sweden, is getting underway, with authorities in Norway currently selecting the first nine preschools to pilot the project. The five-year project, called» 

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The Arctic railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?

INARI, Finland – Jussa Seurujarvi, a 23-year-old Indigenous Saami reindeer herder, still remembers the relief he felt when the proposed Arctic railway, a massive infrastructure project that would have stretched across northern Finland into Norway, was nixed by a report» 

Internet, Science and Technology

More than 30 inventions you wouldn’t expect to be Canadian

rom long before the invention of the wheel to long after the colonization of Mars and interstellar journeys, the quest for innovation was, is, and will always be part of who we are as humans. It is in our genes» 

Indigenous, Society

Atikamekw maple syrup: an ancestral tradition passed on with passion

When Jean-Paul Echaquan talks about his grandfather who left Manawan every spring to go to the forest to collect maple sap, time stops. Suddenly, we see ourselves half a century earlier following the old Atikamekw in all the stages of» 

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Barkerville: the Chinese gold rush

BARKERVILLE: THE CHINESE GOLD RUSH  1 Barkerville is a small historical town in British Columbia’s central interior. Although little known, it nevertheless marked the glorious era of the Gold Rush in the early days of Canada’s history. Pioneers from China» 

Politics, Society

30 years after Polytechnique massacre Canada’s gun debate rages on

On a quiet afternoon on Dec. 6, 1989, a young man armed with a semi-automatic rifle hidden in a plastic garbage bag walked into the hilltop campus of the Université de Montréal’s engineering school with vengeance in his heart. After» 

Arts and Entertainment

Why Has Montreal Become a Hub for Chinese Filmmakers?

In Canada’s second largest city, Montreal, a group of talented, passionate Chinese independent filmmakers have dedicated the past ten years to their filmmaking dreams. They’ve grown to become a unique component in the Canadian film scene. The group includes Yung» 

Health, Society

Canada: Becoming a Senior Society

Updated on January 23rd 2019 | HOW OLD? Canada, like all G7 countries, is an ageing society. With a population of almost 38 million people, the the median age here is now 40. Of the G7 countries, however, we’re still» 

Indigenous, Society

Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change

When Bernie Adams’ 19-year-old son Robert was stabbed to death in the Inuit village of Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec in March 2018, Adams thought nothing could hurt more. But being an Inuk trying to navigate a child’s violent death in Quebec only»